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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Upcoming Events
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  • 50
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  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 200-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
31 Jan 2019Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta AucklandNZL
2 Feb 201954 Semana Internacional del Yachting ARG
21 Feb 2019Carnival RaceSanremoITA
15 Mar 2019Garda Trentino Finn CupTorboleITA
1 May 2019Regatta Port Bourgas – Bourgas Sailing WeekBourgasBUL
20 Sep 2019CORK Fall RegattaKingston, OntarioCAN
4 Oct 2019KSSS Olympic Class RegattaSaltsjöbaden, StockholmSWE
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

Upcoming Grade 1 Events

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
22 Mar 2019PMYC Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
29 Mar 2019Ficker Cup 2019Long BeachUSA
3 May 2019PMT Szczecin Match RaceDabie Lake, SzczecinPOL
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019NJK Open Spring CupBjörkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
20 Jun 2019EUROSAF Women Match Race Europeans 2019LedroITA
21 Jun 2019PMT Swinoujscie Match RaceSwinoujscie - Baltic Sea, Swina RiverPOL
27 Jun 2019OM International Ledro Match RaceLedroITA
2 Aug 2019Zero Emission Match Race 2019Naas, Lerums KomunSWE
2 Sep 2019Oakcliff International Oyster Bay, NY, USA

Upcoming Grade 3 Events

DateNameVenueNation
8 Feb 2019New Zealand Womens Match Racing Championships Auckland NZL
13 Feb 2019CentrePort International Youth Match Racing ChampsWellington HarbourNZL
13 Feb 2019Stu Williams Memorial Grade 5 RegattaNZL
15 Feb 2019Trophee Lionell Van Der Houwen #1AntibesFRA
20 Feb 20192019 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup Waitemata HarbourNZL
23 Feb 2019February Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
25 Feb 2019Subic Bay Match Race Cup 2019Subic BayPHI
23 Mar 2019March Match RaceMarina di ScarlinoITA
5 Apr 2019 Student Match Racing Championships BUSAWPNSAGBR
5 Apr 2019Corfu Match 2019CorfuGRE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

DateNameVenueNation
9 Feb 2019RYA Winter Match Racing 2018-19- weekend 3WPNSAGBR
9 Feb 2019Winter Match Race PiraeusGRE
2 Mar 2019Finale Championnat de MediterraneeFRA
2 Mar 2019Spring Match RacePiraeus GRE
9 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Women'sWeymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019RYA Winter Match Race 2018-19-Weekend 4Weymouth and Portland National Sailing AcademyGBR
23 Mar 2019Butler Cup 2019Long Beach, CAUSA
18 May 2019Oakcliff May Grade 4Oyster Bay, NYUSA
8 Jun 2019NJK Z80 Match Race Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
20 Jul 2019Captain John Piper RegattaCYCA, SydneyAUS

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
16 Feb 2019Singapore Open Match Racing 2019 Series 1 Marina BaySGP
8 Mar 2019Zagreb Open Match RaceJarun Lake, ZagrebCRO
6 Apr 2019PMT Academy CupRybnik LakePOL
7 May 2019NJK Center Cup Series Spring Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
13 Aug 2019NJK Center Cup Series Autumn Edition Björkholmen, HelsinkiFIN
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